The Starlite Drive-In will kick off its 2021 season with the world premiere of Death Alley, a film which was partially shot in Wichita.
This will be the Starlite’s 68th year. The theater got a new owner in 2019, then had to deal with a tricky 2020 season. Now Starlite reps say they are ready and excited to begin welcoming movie-goers back.
“We are really excited to host the premiere of Death Alley,” said Blake Smith, owner of Starlite Drive-In. “To start the 2021 season with a movie filmed in Wichita, what could be better?”
Death Alley tells the story of the infamous Dalton Gang’s last ride during their 1892 attempt to rob two banks at the same time in Coffeyville, KS. It was written, directed and produced by a native Kansas filmmaker, Nicholas Barton, who also wrote and directed Wichita in 2014. Both films were filmed at Old Cowtown Museum.
“I love the Wichita Community in every way,” said Barton. “I can’t wait to showcase this movie to a national stage and show the world just how amazing and talented the ICT Community is!”
The opening night show is Friday, March 12, 2021. Death Alley will play on screen 1 at 7:30 p.m. followed by Wichita at 9:30 p.m. The lineup for screen 2, Starlite reps say, will be announced soon.
Tickets are $8 for adult, $4 for children 3-11yrs, Children 2 and under are free. Tickets are on sale now at starlitefun.com.